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blue nosed lizard in our jungle I hope John Sullivan can cast some light on this one. I found him and more of his clan round our garden, this is so far the biggest one. <br />
It might be noleps polylepsis but as usual I&#039;m just hoping to get it right<br />
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blue nosed lizard in our jungle

I hope John Sullivan can cast some light on this one. I found him and more of his clan round our garden, this is so far the biggest one.
It might be noleps polylepsis but as usual I'm just hoping to get it right
http://www.wildherps.com/species/A.polylepis.html

    comments (5)

  1. So much wonderful stuff in CostaRica. It's great what they've done for their national parks. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Actually, I have yet to go to another national park. They are hyper expensive so I stay clear of them after one rip off. All my pics are taken in my garden, on weekends in a 30-50km radius or on the occasional trip further afield for my business.

      I don't know about Australia now, but many years ago national parks were free or very reasonably priced. In Europe they are free, I lived in one.
      My one experience in Palo Verde was expensive and showed a clear lack of maintenance in every which way. It was for my better half's birthday and the only place worth going to in there is a jetty from you can see lots of waterbirds. it would have been worth 1 or 2 AUS$ , not nearly 20.
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Oh I didn't know that side of it. Yes ours are still free. It was the history and early take-up of it that impressed. Posted 3 years ago
  2. I think your lizard is Anolis (Norops) cupreus, based on some details of its scale pattern, its color, its shape, and the location where it was observed. I've created a species record for Anolis cupreus. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you so much John. Yes you are right, it is not urban here, I live 10kms from the nearest town just inside the dry part of Guanacaste. So our own bit of jungle is definitely dry forest. Posted 3 years ago

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A common small, short-legged gray to brown lizard found in the drier portions of Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and possibly El Salvador. It is often seen even in urban areas on fence posts and low vegetation in coffee plantations, vacant lots, and gardens. Adult males have a very large brightly colored dewlap.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Annette Flottwell
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Mar 21, 2016. Captured Mar 15, 2016 16:48 in Unnamed Road, TilarĂ¡n, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D3X
  • f/13.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 180mm